Face of China’s Nationalist Propaganda Outlet Steps Down

Hu Xijin at the World Internet Conference / Screenshot via 中国新闻网 on YouTube

Hong Kong (CNN Business) – The longtime editor of one of China’s most outspoken and nationalistic state media outlets says he’s stepping down.

Hu Xijin said Thursday that he has retired and is no longer serving as the editor-in-chief of the Global Times, according to a post on his verified Weibo account.

He added that he will continue as a “special commentator” for the tabloid, and will “continue to contribute to the development of the Global Times and continue to do my best for the [Chinese Communist Party’s] news and public opinion work.”

“I sincerely thank you for your continued support and attention to the Global Times, and thank you for your encouragement and criticism,” Hu wrote.

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